Obituaries

Dennis Beaverson

Dennis Grant “Frog” Beaverson, 72, of The Villages, FL, passed away on Sunday, May 12, 2019 in the loving company of his wife and son. Dennis was born in Bowling Green, Ohio. He was the second child to Royce Beaverson and Jean (Cunningham) Beaverson. He married Nancy Rose Bradley of Sandusky, OH on January 30, 1971. Dennis is survived by his wife, Nancy, of The Villages, FL, his only son, Grant (Maura) Beaverson of Greenville, NC and his granddaughter, Kaylee Arlene Beaverson. Dennis is also survived by his three siblings, Royce A. (Ruth Ann) Beaverson of Bowling Green, OH, Dale Colleen (Rick) Schwab of North Baltimore, OH and Kristy (Jeff) Muir of Bowling Green, OH as well as his many nieces, nephews and cousins, including his special “Cuz”, Bob Newlove.  Dennis was preceded in death by both of his parents, his loving grandmother, Thelma Cunningham, his favorite Aunt and Uncle Newlove and his best friend, Bob “Rat” Drury. Dennis was a 1964 graduate of Bowling Green High School and attended Bowling Green State University where he focused his efforts on history, production and business management, pool halls, nightclubs and parties alike.  After finding himself, Dennis found a rewarding and lengthy career in retail. He spent years working for others before he and Nancy decided to go their own way. They started, operated, and co-owned Fashions “N” More, a small retail chain of ladies’ clothing stores, for 31 years in southwest Florida before retiring together in 2009 and then moving to The Villages in 2016.   Dennis led a very active and enjoyable life surrounded by his wife, son, daughter-in law, family, and countless friends. His greatest joy was his newborn granddaughter. He loved to travel, play golf, fish, shoot pool, and just plain have fun. Never a day went by that Dennis didn’t have a smile on his face or a song in his heart.  A Celebration of Dennis’s Life will be held on Thursday, May 30, 2019 from 2 to 6 pm. All family and friends are welcome to attend and celebrate! Please contact Nancy for details.  In lieu of flowers, please make all donations to Cornerstone Hospice, 2445 Lane Park Road, Tavares, FL, 32778. Posted by: admin on May 16, 2019.


Wendell Mayo

Wendell Mayo Jr., 65, of Haskins, passed away Monday, May 6, at St. Luke’s Hospital, surrounded by his family. Wendell was born 1953 in Corpus Christi, Texas, to Wendell and Blanche Mayo, both deceased.Wendell is known for his distinguished writing. Wendell published five story collections and has two story collections forthcoming in 2019 and 2020. He has written over 100 short stories in literary journals. Wendell gave 100 percent to everything he did for our community of writers. One former graduate student wrote “All of us who learned to write in his shadow would be much less, if anything at all, but for him. He lived a rich life, left much wonderful writing behind, and a legacy of many, many student-writers that will live on”.He started his teaching career in 1991 as an assistant professor at IUPU Fort Wayne then University of Louisiana at Lafayette. In 1996, he joined BGSU Creative Writing Department and retired as Emeritus Professor of Creative Writing and Literature in 2018.Wendell is survived by his wife of 36 years, Deborah Ann Mayo (nee Masonis); daughters, Jennifer Thomas and Amy Stillion, Ohio; four grandchildren, Gabriel, Marcello, Danny, and Andrew; brother, John Mayo, Texas; and sister, Mary Ann Hughes, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his brother Edward Mayo, Utah.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Marineland Dolphin Adventure 9600 Oceanshore Blvd., St. Augustine, FL 32080. Posted by: David Dupont on May 15, 2019.


Wendell Mayo

Wendell Mayo, 65, a professor emeritus of English, died May 6. He joined the Creative Writing faculty in 1996 and retired in 2018. Memorial services are being planned for the fall. Posted by: David Dupont on May 13, 2019.


Barbara M Applebaum

Barbara Mae (Glasberg) Applebaum, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away suddenly on Friday, May 10th at St. Luke’s Hospital from heart failure. She was born in Youngstown, Ohio on January 6th, 1943 to Robert and Yetta (Pianin) Glasberg. She met Charles Applebaum while attending Mt. Sinai Nursing school in Cleveland, Ohio in 1961. They were married on December 27, 1964 in Youngstown, Ohio. She finished a Bachelor of Psychology at Youngstown State University in 1965, and they moved to New Brunswick,New Jersey so Charlie could pursue his PhD in Mathematics at Rutgers University. In 1969, they moved to Bowling Green, where Barbara stayed home with her daughters, Robin (1968) and Laura (1971) while Charlie taught at BGSU.Barbara loved learning. She completed three Master’s Degrees at Bowling Green State University throughout her lifetime. She followed her first, in American Studies (1979), with a certification to teach High School English (1981). She taught English at Elmwood Schools in the early 80s, before returning to Graduate school for her second Master’s in Technical Writing (1984). She found her true calling with the completion of her third Master’s in Rehabilitation Counseling in 1992. She worked in a variety of positions, including as a nursing home ombudsman, epilepsy counselor, chemical-dependency counselor and CASA. She was an active member of MVUUC of Bowling Green for nearly thirty years. She became a commissioned lay leader, was the program chairman and Religious Education leader for many years and served on the board of trustees. Barb was licensed to perform weddings in the state of Ohio and loved getting to know the couples she married.In addition to serving as the director of the Bowling Green Christian Food Pantry from 1986-1988, Barb spent time serving on the boards of the BG Woman’s Club and the Friends of the Wood County Library. She enjoyed an eclectic array of personal activities, including dream group, drumming, Mah Jongg (she started and led three groups in Bowling Green), playing piano, reading, doing jigsaws and crossword puzzles, meditation groups and singing at church and with the University Choral Society. She is survived by her husband and sister (Susan Bloom of Melbourne Beach, Florida), two daughters Robin (Kevin) Cagle of Bowling Green and Laura Anna Sigworth of Houston, Texas and three grandchildren: William and Daniel Cagle and Jasmine Sigworth.Barbara was regarded as a kind and generous woman by all who had the privilege of knowing her. She loved…


Cherie Perkins

Cherie Perkins, age 53, of Perrysburg, OH passed away on May 9, 2019 at the University of Toledo Medical Center. She was born on January 8, 1966, in Bowling Green, OH to Roger and Marie (Blasius) Perkins. She graduated from Bowling Green High School and later worked in the family business, Perkins Meat Locker in Pemberville. Most recently she worked for Kroger’s Grocery Store in Perrysburg as a Stock Clerk. Cherie was a big fan of the Detroit Red Wings, enjoyed NHRA, bird watching, gardening and was a great admirer of angels and unicorns.  Cherie is survived by her mother: Marie (Blasius) Perkins of Pemberville, brother: Mike (Tina) Perkins of Portage, sisters, Pam (Rick) Miller of Jerry City, Kim (Steve) Snyder of Bowling Green, Jeannie Perkins of North Baltimore, 5 nieces and nephews, 5 great nieces and nephews, special friends: Bud Anderson and Tonia Bair, feline pals: Mr. Black and Scooter. She was preceded in death by her father Roger, maternal grandparents: John and Christina Blasius and paternal grandparents: Charles and Nola “Alvina” Perkins.  Family and friends will be received 2-4 p.m., Sunday, May 19, 2019 at the Marsh & Marsteller Funeral Home, 4094 State Route 105, Pemberville, OH. Cherie will be laid to rest in the St. Louis Parish Cemetery Custar, OH at a later date. Memorials may take the form of contributions to: Ohio Living Home Health and Hospice, 1730 S. Reynolds RD., Toledo, OH 43614. The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff of caregivers at UTMC, for all the kindness and compassion extended to Cherie and the family. Those wishing to express a word of encouragement, share a memory or photo may do so at www.marshfuneralhomes.com. Posted by: admin on May 12, 2019.


Nancy Krueger

Nancy Krueger, 77, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away on May 9, 2019.  Nancy was born on May 20, 1941 to the late Paul and Laura (Mabus) Krueger in Liberty Center, Ohio. Nancy graduated from Liberty Center High School in 1959. She was a member of the Red Hat Sassy Lassies in Bowling Green, and attended both St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Bowling Green and St. Patrick Catholic Church in Grand Rapids, Ohio. Nancy was employed as a library assistant for the Northwest Ohio Regional Book Depository at Bowling Green State University. She enjoyed reading, playing cards, playing Bingo twice a week, going shopping at Goodwill, doing crafts, and completing puzzles. Nancy enjoyed traveling and going on bus tours where she made many friends. Nancy loved watching her grandchildren and spending “grandma time“ with them. Her family was very important to her and she will be greatly missed. Nancy is survived by her daughter Joan (Brian) Bonnough of Haskins; sons: David Gustwiller of Lyndhurst, OH, Scott Gustwiller of Bowling Green; grandchildren: Hayden and Willow Gustwiller, Katie and Connor Bonnough; stepgranddaughter: Ava Nulph; great granddaughter Ember; sister: Carol Flory of Wauseon; brothers: John “Jack” (Marilyn) Krueger of Liberty Center, and William Krueger of Defiance. Nancy was preceded in death by her parents and sister-in-law Anita Krueger. Visitation for Nancy will be held on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 3:00 – 7:00 PM in the Wright-Hanneman Funeral Home, 24084 W. Second Street, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Additional visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 from 9:00 AM until the time of her Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM in St. Patrick Catholic Church, 14010 South River Road, Grand Rapids, Ohio. Interment will immediately follow in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery. In Lieu of Flowers, Memorial Contributions may be gifted in Nancy’s honor to the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio or the Wood County Public Library. Wright-Hanneman Funeral Home is honored to serve Nancy’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on May 12, 2019.


Jay Shope

Jay Richard Shope passed away peacefully on May 8, 2019 with loving family by his side. He was born on August 12, 1954 in Bowling Green, OH and remained a life-long resident of his beloved hometown. Jay graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1973 and earned a certificate in Auto Mechanics from Penta County Vocational School. He was a self-employed truck driver for many years and most recently worked for Jack Hood Transportation. Jay’s passion was driving fast cars that he frequently built himself or with the help of his many friends. He found joy while wrenching on cars, trucks, motorcycles, or just about anything with an engine, and he was very good at it. Jay was a talented driver who raced cars at Norwalk, Milan, Marion, and elsewhere. He was a great car guy who also discovered a love for Harley Davidson motorcycles later in life. Jay had an adventurous soul and a generous spirit. He earned a pilot’s license, owned a small plane, and flew many friends and family up into the sky. Jay gave freely to those he loved and radiated warmth towards everyone he knew. Jay was great with kids, his own and several other children he loved like they were his own. Jay was the second child of David Elias and Patricia Ann Shope of Bowling Green, who both preceded him in death. He is survived by his sister, Shelly Ann (Arnold) Zavaleta of Bowling Green, his brothers, David Hugh (Susan) Shope of Kingwood, TX and Roger Allen (Brenda) Shope of Bowling Green, and his sons, Jay Justin Shope of Bowling Green and Christopher David (Julie) Shope of Toledo. There will be graveside service at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green on Friday, May 17 at 1pm. Please feel free to dress up or just come as you are. If you have a classic car or a motorcycle, we encourage you to bring it; Jay would love that.  Memorials can be made to the Shope Family, care of Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home, to help with final expenses. Posted by: admin on May 12, 2019.


Dr. Evan E McFee

Dr. Evan E. McFee, 88, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019. He was born May 3, 1931, in Franklin County, Indiana to Stanley and Frances (Chance) McFee. He married Shirley Bilby Newkirk (widow of Robert Newkirk) on August 8, 1964, and she survives in Bowling Green.Evan enlisted in the Army in 1952 and trained in electronics and signals communications. He was very proud to have served at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Rocquencourt, France, outside of Paris. He rose to the rank of Corporal and received the National Defense Service Medal. He was also his Division’s checkers champion. He received his B.A. from Purdue University in 1959, his M.A. from Ball State University in 1963, and Ed. D. from Indiana University in 1967. Early in his career, he worked as an adjuster for State Farm Insurance, and as a biology and physical science teacher at Muncie Central High School (in Indiana). Evan worked for over 30 years as a professor of Science Education at Bowling Green State University. He enjoyed both his students and the subject matter. He was active at the State level, serving as Chair of the selection committee for the Ohio Biology Teacher Award, and Chair of the Ohio State Science Day in Columbus. He taught many off-campus classes throughout N.W. Ohio, where he brought his favorite pedagogical tools for scientific inquiry, i.e., his famous “black boxes”. Evan served two summers as a visiting professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. In addition, he organized and led a class of graduate students on a five-week field study through the western United States. Evan had a lifelong love of travel. He traveled throughout North America, with a particular focus on National Parks and historic and geological places of interest. After retirement, he also enjoyed traveling in Europe and to India.He was a man of many interests and endless curiosity. In addition to travel, he loved to read history and biographies (particularly from the 1920s and 1930s), home and car repairs, polka dancing, checkers (no one could beat him), never missed Jeopardy, and was a faithful member of the “coffee group” at Grounds for Thought. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church; Masonic Lodge, Connersville, Indiana; and Family Advisory Committee, Ohio Developmental Disabilities, Columbus, Ohio. Survivors: his wife Shirley. Children: Susan Newkirk McFee, Berlin, Germany; Jane Sheetz, Cincinnati, Ohio; Dr. Daniel (Rev. Rebecca) McFee, Fort…


Sandra K Garno

Sandra K. Garno, 69, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Saturday, May 4, 2019 in the comfort of her own home surrounded by her loving family. Sandra was born in Bowling Green, Ohio and raised in Dowling, Ohio by her grandmother Pearl (Snyder) Knauss and father John Knauss. She married the love of her life, Paul J. Garno on March 25, 1967. He preceded her in death on December 7, 2005. Sandra is survived by her two loving children: Toby Garno of Bowling Green and Dana (Kat) Garno of McClure; sister Linda Domer; 10 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Linda Kinder, Flo Knauss, Nada Knauss, Sharon Garno and Marilyn Tomasi, and a host of loving nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her son Todd Garno and three brothers Gerald, Larry and Jerry Knauss. Sandra worked for Marathon Special Products, retiring after 45 years of service. She was an avid collector of Coca-Cola memorabilia and enjoyed singing karaoke.  Sandra was a member of the St. Aloysius Catholic Church. The most important part of Sandra’s life was her family. She cherished every moment she spent with them. Sandra’s family would like to thank her daughter Toby and grandson Steven for the loving care that they provided during Sandra’s illness. Visitation for Sandra will be on Tuesday, May 7, 2019 from 4:00-8:00 PM in the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W. Wooster St., P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Sandra’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 8, 2019 at 9:30 AM in the St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 S. Enterprise St, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Sandra will be reunited with her husband Paul and son Todd in the New Belleville Ridge Cemetery, Dowling, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be gifted to Sandra’s family in care of the Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, P.O Box 648, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory is honored to serve Sandra’s family and encourages those wishing to send a condolence or a fond memory to visit www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on May 5, 2019.on May 7, 2019.


Bonnie L Gould

Bonnie L. Gould, 77, of Bowling Green passed away Wednesday May 1, 2019.  She was born on August 15, 1941 to Clarence and Ruby (Stumpf) Householder in Detroit, MI.  She married Robert Gould on January 12, 1963 in South Bend, IN and they were married until he preceded her in death on March 13, 1998. She is survived by her son William “Bill” Gould of Bowling Green; daughter Brenda Watkins of Bowling Green; grandchildren: Brice Carnicom & Desaree Gould; and great-grandchildren: Jax Carnicome & Reni Carnicom.  Along with her parents and husband Bonnie was preceded in death by her grandmother Leah Arthur and her dog Katie. After graduating high school, Bonnie studied business law at Bowling Green State University.  Bonnie worked as a waitress at a truck stop where she met her husband Robert.  She enjoyed watching daytime soap operas, and loved animals. Services for Bonnie will be private. Memorial Contributions may be gifted to the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) 424 E. 92nd St., New York, NY 10128-6804 Arrangements have been entrusted to Deck-Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory. 1460 W Wooster Street/ PO Box 648 Bowling Green, OH 43402. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Bonnie’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on May 3, 2019.on May 7, 2019.


Clyde E Partin

Clyde E. Partin, 74, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Wednesday May 1, 2019. He was born November 22, 1944 in Middlesboro, Kentucky to Joe and Annabelle (Matlock) Partin. He married Laura Myerholtz on November 23, 1963 and she survives in Bowling Green.  Clyde worked for General Dynamics in Lima, Ohio assembling army tanks and installing ammo racks. He served as a Baptist lay minister and loved sharing the Gospel with those around him. Throughout his life he took and enjoyed many missions trips to Africa. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Napoleon, Ohio. He enjoyed nature, camping, fishing, singing, dancing and listening to old classic country music loud on his record player. Clyde had a song for everything and his quick wit brought about many jokes that always had his friends and family laughing. His greatest joy in life came from the time he spent with his family that he adored and whom adored him just as much in return.  Along with his wife of 55 years, Laura, Clyde is survived by his children Julie (Keith) Sundermeier of Bowling Green, Ohio, Melissa (Michael) Harding of McClure, Ohio, Keven (Jen) Partin of Bixby, Oklahoma and Jamie (Ray) Miller of Toledo, Ohio. He is also survived by his grandchildren Noelle Boulis, Jesse Sundermeier, Kamryn Sundermeier, Meagan Ferguson, Tristan Harding, Deven Harding, Drake Partin, Sydnee Partin, Annabelle Partin, Molly Partin, Jozie Partin and Raymond “Little Ray” Miller, 8 great-grandchildren and brother John Partin of Florida. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Betty Brown, brother Lee Partin and granddaughter Michaela Harding.  A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday May 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at First Baptist Church, 1304 Lagrange St. Napoleon, Ohio 43545. Pastor Jeff Wallen will officiate. Visitation will be held Saturday morning at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 11:00 a.m. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association or Bless the Children Ministries, P.O. Box 1597 Tulsa, Oklahoma 74101.  To share an online condolence with the Partin family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on May 3, 2019.on May 7, 2019.


Ronald L Shaner

Ronald L. Shaner, 77, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Wednesday May 1, 2019. He was born July 22, 1941 in Bowling Green to C. Louis and Betty (Hughes) Shaner. Ron married his high school sweetheart Scotty Huntington and she survives in Bowling Green.  Ron was a 1959 graduate of Bowling Green High School where he was very active in athletics, playing football, basketball and track & field. He then went on to attend BGSU. Ron held the record for most homeruns for Bowling Green Little League baseball. While in school, he was a paperboy for the Toledo Blade. When Ron was a senior in high school, he wrote and delivered the youth sermon at First Christian Church.  He worked as a millwright for Dana Corporation. Ron loved to golf and was a member of the Bowling Green Country Club. He enjoyed watching Ohio State Football, cooking for his family, and took special interest in and studied antique and collectible cars. He was a great dancer and loved listening to music- especially Elvis. His family will miss his genuine smile. He could often be heard telling others that “Life is Good” and felt it was his task in life when out and about to make people smile.  Along with his wife Scotty, Ron is survived by his children Missy (Jude) Hurin of Reno, Nevada, Mike Shaner of Lambertville, Michigan, Melanie (Michael) McColgan of Reno, Nevada, Amy (Jason) Gorr of Ottawa Lake, Michigan and David (Mindy) Shaner of Highland Ranch, Colorado and step-sons Allen G. (Leanne) Holder of Terra Haute, Indiana and John (Shiela) Holder of Madison, Mississippi. He is also survived by 18 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren with one on-the-way as well as his sisters Nancy (Dick) Otley of Bowling Green and Jeanne (Bruce) Wilson of Comstock Park, Michigan.  He was preceded in death by his grandson Jonathan Gilbert Mendoza. A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life gathering will be held at a later date. Burial will be private for the family at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Dunn Funeral Home in Bowling Green. Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to the Toledo Area Humane Society or a charity of the donor’s choice. To share an online condolence with the Shaner family, please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on May 3, 2019.on May 7, 2019.


Charles K Quesenberry

Charles K. Quesenberry, 74, of Bowling Green, Ohio, passed away on Sunday, April 28, 2019. Charles was a retired railroad engineer, having worked for Conrail and Norfolk Southern. He was also an active member of the American Legion. Charles is survived by his children, grandchildren and siblings, as well as many friends. Services will be private. Posted by: admin on April 30, 2019.


Robert D Blinn

Robert D. Blinn, 85, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Sunday April 28, 2019 at Brookdale in Bowling Green surrounded by his family. Bob was born in Glens Falls, NY, to Elizabeth and Morse Blinn on July 14, 1933. He married Patricia Cleland in 1956 and they later divorced. He married Carla (Hoke) on December 14, 1985 and she preceded him in death December 18, 2011. Bob served his country in the United States Army from 1953-1955. He graduated from Bryant College in Providence, RI in 1957. He began his career at Owens Corner Fiberglass in 1957 at the Ashton, RI plant and was transferred later in 1957 to Toledo’s corporate headquarters in the financial accounting department as an accountant. In 1959, he joined the newly-formed Corporate Data Processing Department to work on “these new things called transistorized computers.” He spent the rest of his career in various positions from programmer o a Director of Information Systems and retired in 1992.  Bob coached little league baseball for seven years and girls softball for six years for Keyser School in Toledo from the mid 1960’s through 1977.  As an Eagle Scout, Bob was involved as an adult leader in the Toledo Area Council at the troop and district level for 38 years. He was district chairman for the Turkeyfoot District while living in Toledo and Wood District while living in Bowling Green. He received the Solver Beaver Award from the Toledo Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 1984 for distinguished service to youth.  Bob was an active member of the Bowling Green community as an Elk, Kiwanian, member of the BGSU Falcon Club and President’s Club and the BG Park’s Foundation. He served on the boards of the BG School Foundation, Wood Lane Industries, BG Downtown Foundation and Wheeled Meals. He was an avid fan of the BGSU football and basketball teams. In 2011 he was named Bowling Green’s Outstanding Male Citizen of the Year. He participated in honor flight with his son Jon in 2013.  Bob’s survivors include his sons Jon (Maureen) of Maumee, Ohio and Timothy of Swanton, Ohio; daughter Julie Metzger of LaPorte, Indiana; grandchildren Ashley, Zachary, and Ryan Metzger of LaPorte, Indiana and Erin and Greg Blinn of Maumee, Ohio; sisters Peg, Gail (Mike), Judy, Susan and Penny (Jim) all of Hudson Falls, NY; Pat (Louie) of South Glens Falls, New York; Jean (Roy) of…


Douglas E Hinesman

Douglas E. Hinesman, 69, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Thursday April 25, 2019. He was born August 14, 1949 in Bowling Green to Arthur and Frances (Wagner) Hinesman. He married Joyce Kellermeier on April 12, 1975 and she survives in Bowling Green.Doug worked as a Heavy Equipment Operator and Truck Driver. He enjoyed camping, snow mobiling and working in his yard. His greatest joy in life came from the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren. Along with his wife of 44 years Joyce, Doug is survived by his daughters Carrie (Jack) Baker of Bowling Green, Ohio and Lindsay (Scott) Marcin of Bowling Green, Ohio and grandchildren Peyton, Caroline, Nolan and Hayley. Visitation will be held on Monday April 29, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Interment will be private for the family.Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Bridge Hospice, 1069 Klotz Road Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.To share an online condolence with the Hinesman family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on April 26, 2019.on April 30, 2019.


Richard H Perry

Richard H. Perry “Dick”, 84, of Bowling Green, OH passed away Sunday, April 21, 2019. Dick was born on January 14, 1935 to the late Alva and Nellie (Roach) Perry.  He married Colleen Brown in 1955 and they were married for 60 years until she passed away in 2016. Dick is survived by a daughter:  Andrea (Thomas) Perkins, of Bowling Green, Ohio; a son: Paul (Debbra) Perry, of Weston, Ohio; grandchildren: Jennifer, Jason and Emily; great grandchildren:  Zack, Zeb, Zion Isaac, Abby, Paula and Romana.  Along with his parents and wife, Dick was preceded in death by a daughter Paula Schneider; and a sister Kathy Ross. A private family Celebration of Dick’s life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements have been entrusted with the DECK-HANNEMAN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY, 1460 W. Wooster Street, Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.  Tele: 419-352-2171.  Memorial Contributions in Dick’s honor may be gifted to the Bridge Hospice, 1069 Klotz Road, Bowling Green, Ohio. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to served Dick’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on April 23, 2019.


David L Buckland

David L. Buckland, 68, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away April 22, 2019. He was born June 18, 1950 in Lima, Ohio to Raymond and Jeanette (Mullett) Buckland. He married Connie Smith on September 28, 1974 and she survives in Bowling Green.Dave worked for Modine Manufacturing and was co-owner of H & R Block in Bowling Green. He enjoyed reading, gardening and traveling. He loved attending BGSU Falcon Hockey games and Toledo Mud Hens baseball games. Along with his wife of nearly 45 years Connie, Dave is survived by his son Matt Buckland of Bowling Green, Ohio, daughter Meg (Mike) Shepherd and grandchildren Michael Shepherd of Adrian, Michigan and Morgan Shepherd of Bowling Green, Ohio. He is also survived by his brothers Al Buckland of Ottawa, Ohio, Gary Buckland of Ottawa, Ohio and Randy Buckland of San Francisco, California and sisters Joni (Andy) Anderson of Arlington, Ohio and Denise (Michael) Warneke of Springfield, Ohio. Visitation will be held on Wednesday May 8, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. A Memorial Mass will be held on Thursday May 9, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Aloysius Catholic Church, 150 S. Enterprise St. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402.Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to The American Diabetes Association.To share an online condolence with the Buckland family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on April 23, 2019.


Colleen Monica Dunn

Colleen Monica (Stroud) Dunn, 90, of Bowling Green, OH, formerly of Elkhart, IN, died April 20, 2019 at her home. She was born January 5, 1929 in Elkhart, IN to Charles & Fern (Borger) Stroud. Colleen was a proud 66-year Type 1 Diabetic. She received 2 medals from Eli Lilly and Joslyn Diabetes Center. She was a member of Albright UM Church and Bethel UM church both in Elkhart, IN and Trinity United Methodist Church in Bowling Green, OH. She was also a member of Order of Eastern Star, Starlight Chapter 181 in Elkhart IN. Colleen loved writing poetry. She also enjoyed camping and traveling to Alaska with Murray. She married Murray H. Dunn September 19, 1954. He preceded her in death. Survivors include son, Charles (Elaine) Dunn, grandchildren, Elizabeth (Donavan) Hill and Kathryn (Richard Walinski) Dunn, and great grandchildren, Chloe, Liam, Lilly and Ceara. She was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Cynthia Ann. Friends and family are invited to a gathering at Peinert-Dunn Funeral Home, 18620 Washington St., Tontogany, OH, on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 4 to 7pm. Donations in Colleen’s memory are encouraged to The Salvation Army, JDRF of Shriner’s Children’s Hospital. To leave an online condolence please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on April 23, 2019.


Myrtle M Chambers

Myrtle M. Chambers, 92, of Delaware, Ohio and formerly of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away April 18, 2019. She was born November 11, 1926 in Dayton, Ohio to Albert and Ruby (Armstrong) Rogers. She married Malcolm G. Chambers on May 19, 1961 and he preceded her in death in February of 1982. Myrtle went to high school on nights and weekends while working on a Naval Yard in Vallejo, California delivering mail. Over the course of her life she worked as a cook for a fraternity, meat cutter, home health care assistant and an assembly worker for Peter’s Stamping. She loved to cook and was known for her wonderful southern comfort meals that she prepared. She also enjoyed reading and gardening. Her greatest joy in life came from the time she spent with her children and grandchildren.She is survived by her daughters Barbara (Rick) Knepper of Delaware, Ohio and Mary Bradford of Bowling Green, Ohio, brother Hulette “Joel” (Kathelene) Rogers of Michigan, two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her brother Willard Rogers and sister Fairy Helen. Her funeral service will be held Tuesday April 23, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Visitation will be held Tuesday morning from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service at 1:00 p.m.Memorial contributions may be given to the Bowling Green Senior Center.To share an online condolence with the family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on April 20, 2019.on April 23, 2019.


Clarence ‘Bill’ Mason

Clarence William Mason “Bill”, 83, of Bowling Green passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019.  Bill was born on May 24, 1935 to the late Clarence and Violet (Frank) Mason in Rudolph, Ohio.  He married Carolyn Schuster on January 2 1955 in Van Buren and were married until she passed away on February 19, 2002.Bill is survived by his daughters: Pamela (Steve) Marshall of Bowling Green, Christina (Jeff) Urbanski of Haskins, and Billie (Randy) Smith of Rossford; a son Jeffrey Mason of Lima; a brother David Mason of Bowling Green; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Along with his parents and wife, Bill was preceded in death by three brothers: John, Robert and Joseph; and two sisters Margaret and Shirley. Bill served our country in the US Army, then went on to work for Brush Wellman in Elmore Ohio for over 30 years.  He enjoyed traveling out west and working on computers and electronics.  Most of all he loved visiting with his family and nephews. He will be dearly missed. Memorial contributions in Bill’s honor may be gifted to the Wood County Humane Society. Visitation for Bill will be held on Monday, April 22, 2019 form 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Deck- Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory 1460 W Wooster Street Bowling Green.  A Memorial Gathering for Bill will immediately follow in the Deck-Hanneman Remembrance Banquet Hall. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to served Bill’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on April 19, 2019.on April 23, 2019.


Maryanne Rutter Spielman

Maryanne Rutter Spielman passed away on March 28, 2019 in her Salem Va. home after a six year fight with breast cancer. She was born to Howard and Maryalice (Thompson) Rutter on September 20, 1951 in Bowling Green, Ohio. She graduated from Bowling Green High School in 1969 and later from Ohio Northern University. She was married to Dr. Jeff Spielman, PhD and together they had two sons, Chad who passed in infancy and Matthew. She is survived by her son Matthew and siblings and their significant others, Tom and KoAnn (Horner) Rutter, Bruce Rutter and Cathy Kutzli, Jane (Rutter) Jim Grilliot. In addition she is survived by Janet (Rutter) Kramer, Janet (Spielman) Womack and Joe Allan. Nieces and nephews, T.J. and Allison Rutter, Nicole and Nick Hirth, Heather and Gary Babaryk, Lucas and Sarah Womack, Kyle and Mike Brown, Katie Womack.  She is preceded in death by her parents, Jeff, son Chad, Gerald Kramer and Jerry Womack. The family would like to thank her close friends Lynn Sowder and Clarence Kennedy for the special care they gave Maryanne through her battle. A memorial service in Bowling Green will be held at a later date.  Posted by: admin on April 18, 2019.


James ‘Jim’ G Falls

James “Jim” G. Falls, 71, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away April 11, 2019 with his family by his side. He was born November 3, 1947 in Bowling Green to Jack and Pat (Stevens) Falls. He married Diana Gibson on October 2, 1970 and she survives in Bowling Green.Jim was a 1965 graduate of Bowling Green High School. He served his country proudly as a Sergeant in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. In 1971, he began working as the “Parts Man” for Al Smith Chrysler Plymouth Dodge in Bowling Green. He later went on to work for Charlie’s Dodge from 1988 until his retirement in 2012.Jim was an avid NASCAR fan and enjoyed camping with his friends at numerous race tracks. He was a Detroit Tigers fan and could often be found with his buddies going for a drive to get coffee or “after hours” at the American Legion or Buster’s in Maumee. He was a lifetime member of the VFW in Bowling Green. His greatest joy in life came from the time he spent with his family, especially his grandchildren.Along with his wife of nearly 49 years, Diana, Jim is survived by his son Shad (Brenda) Falls of Perrysburg, Ohio, grandchildren Allison Falls and Brandon Falls, brothers Chris (Joyce) Falls of Lake Orion, Michigan and Mike (Tracy) Falls of Portage, Ohio, his nieces Katie Culver, Amanda Juliano, and Morgan Falls as well as his great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his Aunt Marian (Stevens) Dunn and numerous Dunn cousins.He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Laurie Falls.Visitation will be held on Tuesday April 16, 2019 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home, located in the Historical District of Bowling Green at 408 West Wooster St. His funeral service will be held on Wednesday April 17, 2019 at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home. Atonn Smeltzer will officiate. Interment will follow at Wood County Memory Gardens in Bowling Green where full Military Honors will be rendered by the Wood County Honor Detail.Memorial contributions may be given in his memory to Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America 355 Lexington Ave 15th Floor New York, New York 10017 or The Bowling Green VFW.To share an online condolence with the Falls family please visit www.dunnfuneralhome.com. Posted by: admin on April 12, 2019.on April 18, 2019.


Ronald P Ricard

Ronald Paul Ricard, 95, of Bowling Green, Ohio passed away Thursday April 11, 2019. He was born February 17, 1924 in Portage, Ohio to Benjamin and Zilpha (Sheets) Ricard. He married Marvalene Humphrey on June 23, 1949 and she survives in Bowling Green.Ron was a 1942 graduate of Liberty Township High School. He then went on to obtain his Bachelor’s degree from Ohio Northern University in 1951 and his Master’s degree from United Theological Seminary in 1958. During World War II, he served in the United States Navy and sang with the Navy Choir.Throughout his 33 years as a pastor, he faithfully served as a minister for the following churches: Hepburn Evangelical United Brethren (EUB) Church in Kenton, Ohio (1948 – 1950), Columbus Avenue EUB Church in Sandusky, Ohio (1950 – 1954), Memorial EUB Church in Sidney, Ohio (1954 – 1959), Forest Park United Methodist Church in Lima, Ohio (1959 – 1972), and Fairborn United Methodist Church in Fairborn, Ohio (1972 – 1981). He will be remembered for his humor, love of music expressed in his tenor voice, and his strong faith.Ron also served as director of planned giving at United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio for four years, and as Director of Youth, Director of Stewardship, and Director of Christian School Missions for the Ohio Sandusky and West Ohio United Methodist Conferences. Ron was also a past-president of Metropolitan Kiwanis of Lima, Ohio and a member of Bowling Green Kiwanis. He served as president of the Allen County, Ohio Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse and The Allen County, Ohio Ministerial Association.He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, his Lyman boats, volunteering on work projects for his church and community and traveling with his wife to Russia, Alaska and Europe. He and his wife also enjoyed volunteering together and traveled throughout the United States on mission trips. Ron was a member of First United Methodist Church in Bowling Green. Along with his wife of nearly 70 years, Ron is survived by his children M. Ann Bender of Allison Park, Pennsylvania, Steven P.H. Ricard (Beth) of Bowling Green, Ohio, and Rhonda Ricard Gilmore (Jim) of Ithaca, New York, brother Thomas (Jeanne) Ricard of North Baltimore, Ohio, 7 grandchildren and 4 great-grandsons.He was preceded in death by his brothers Emerson, David, Donald Ricard and sisters Angeline Smith and Shirley Vigh.A Celebration of Life Service will be held Friday May 17, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at First United…


Steve Doyle

Steve Murray Doyle died April 8, 2019, too early, at the age of 71, after more than 3 years of coping with prostate cancer. He was born to John and Patricia Doyle in Chicago on Jan. 16, 1948 the third of eight children. He grew up in Chicago as an adventurous, inquisitive, dare-devil kind of child with minimal adult supervision, which led to many hard-to-believe stories. Stories hard-to-believe but actually true. He joined the Marines at age 17 and was honorably discharged 3 years later. He was fond of saying “you can always tell a Marine, but not much”.   He loved math, science and everything about airplanes. He acquired deep knowledge about an incredible array of topics through the years, was like a walking encyclopedia whether it be about history, physics, art, opera, and on and on and on. He loved all kinds of music but his favorites were the Beatles and the Eagles.   Steve prided himself in being able to fix most anything. He was skilled in electronics, plumbing, carpentry, technology, photography, you name it. If it was something unusual that maybe needed a rare piece or part, he was determined to find it and almost always did. He gave of his time and talents to so many family and friends.   But his greatest passion was cooking. He found such pleasure in the whole process – shopping for just the right ingredients (was known to drive to Ann Arbor for the exact cut of meat he wanted), preparing sometimes for hours, and then serving with beautiful presentation. He was always so pleased to cook for those he cared about. It was his therapy. Steve was an introvert who struggled at times with feelings of not belonging. Even tho’ loved by many, he found it difficult sometimes to blend in comfortably. Those of us close to him understood this and gave him space to be himself. It actually worked well most of the time. In the last few years, Steve enjoyed researching family history. He discovered that his Doyles came from Ireland in the early 1800’s to Canada, settling in Caledonia, Ontario. In recent years, he connected with a distant cousin, Randy Doyle, who still lives in the Caledonia area, and also located the original family homestead with Randy’s help. Gradually some of the family migrated to the States and settled in Chicago. Steve longed to visit Ireland – he…


Eric Baer

Eric Jaden Baer, 16, of Bowling Green passed away Sunday, April 7, 2019.  He was born on September 11, 2002 to the late Lula Mae Ervin in Toledo, Ohio. He was adopted two days later by his parents Ray and Jami (Weirauch) Baer who survive him in Bowling Green. Along with his parents, Eric is survived by his siblings: Nyah, Emily, & Gavin Baer, Antwain, Brandon, Keisha, Shantae, Jalisa (Deshawn), Steven, Lindsay, and Blake; aunt: Jenny (Steve) Ashman; cousins: Conner, Drew, Kaylee, and Lyndsay; special uncle: David Espen; grandparents: James (Debra) Weirauch, John Baer; great-grandparents: Rosemary Espen and Fern Baer; and so many great friends.  Along with his birth mother, Eric was preceded in death by a sister Jasmine Ervin; two grandparents: Kathleen Baer and Pearlie Mae Nash. Eric played lacrosse for BGHS, Black Swamp Lacrosse, and was also a competitive cheerleader at BGHS. He was always the star of the show, the instigator, the favorite friend who would do anything for you, the funny one, the star athlete who didn’t care about sports, the one who would call his Papa to bring him lunch because he didn’t want to eat cafeteria food, the one who started “date night” with his Grandma and 91 year old Great Grandma, the one who was always there for his friends and siblings.  Eric was the light of our lives with a smile that lit up a room. The family asks everyone to please hold each other, love each other, let go of things that don’t really matter and most of all forgive.  Always remember Eric for how he lived. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Baer Family to start a scholarship in Eric’s honor. Visitation for Eric will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 from 2:00 PM until the time of his Celebration of Life Service at 6:00 PM at Deck Hanneman Funeral Home & Crematory, 1460 W Wooster Street. Bowling Green, Ohio 43402. Burial will be private at Oak Grove Cemetery in Bowling Green. Hanneman Family Funeral Homes is honored to serve Eric’s family and encourage those to share a fond memory or condolence by visiting www.hannemanfh.com. Posted by: admin on April 9, 2019.